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Twenty Bucks (1993)

A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

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Angeline
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Baker
George Morfogen ...
Jack Holiday
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Anna Holiday (as Sam Jenkins)
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Sam Mastrewski
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Buddha
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Aunt Dotty
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Sam's Mother
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Aunt Zoha
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Ghada Holiday
David Fresco ...
Uncle Stash
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Mark (as Noah Margetts)
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The Stripper / Funeral Director
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Mrs. McCormac
William H.D. Marlett ...
Patrick (as Willie Marlett)
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Storyline

The film follows a $20 bill from its ATM birth to its eventual demise. Along the way, the note weaves in and out of the lives of a street person, an aspiring writer, a stripper, two thieves, and many others in surprising and inventive ways. Written by Don Porter <dgp@ee.wustl.edu>

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A comedy about how we spend our lives. See more »

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 October 1993 (USA)  »

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20 taalaa  »

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This film was green lit to be made before anyone was cast in it. See more »

Goofs

The license plates on the cars imply that the story supposedly takes place in Washington DC, but the skyline scenes do not look at all like Washington DC. For one thing, Washington has no high-rise office buildings or skyscrapers. See more »

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Jimmy: Quit while you're ahead.
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Written by Darren Loveday and Stephen Loveday
Courtesy of FirstCom/Music House/Chappell
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Good Cast; Fair Story
4 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a series of short stories, detailing what happens to people holding a particularly twenty-dollar-bill as it switches from owner to owner. Several of the segments are quite good, my favorites being with the holdup men: Christopher Lloyd and Steve Buscemi. (Now there's two interesting characters actors, for you!)

It's not "familar fare"with strippers, profanity and the usual immoral messages that filmmakers love to give us. I was sorry to see that little old lady Linda Hunt use the Lord's name in vain.

Overall, a decent "rental" but not a purchase. The cast is more interesting and deep than the story.


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